The Shambleshow #56: Scraps (1:22:10) (8/1/12)
Slowing down on recording, lost all my files on the laptop, Friday the 13th, swimming the sidestroke, this drought is bad, high-quality version of Shambleshow #50 is gone, the Minocqua episodes, Moog the bunny, compiling Wingless Animal, the heat, DirecTV and Viacom fighting, Jackie misses Nickelodeon, I lost three pounds, The Office renewed for a ninth season, possible Dwight spinoff not a good idea, a breeze, updates installing on laptop while at the library, construction site, shoestring tangled on the emergency brake, field recording shows and studio shows, The Sqrum (Fewn, Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States), mounds of dirt, doing a whole show in one sitting, Viacom channels back on DirecTV, Viacom’s “no more Nickelodeon” commercial, releasing Wingless Animal, it cooled off a little but still no rain, sandwich on my desk, the Marquez synchronicity, keeping a reading log, The Neanderthal Parallax trilogy, at least fifty pages a day, listening to a crowd of people, on my way to Logan’s Roadhouse, one episode of The Shambleshow per week, rain and rainbow, online comments, now I’ve lost six pounds, Ten Times the Fun (Fewn, Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States).
The Shambleshow #57: Time Twisters and Balance Beams (59:42) (8/11/12)
My faulty memory, books I’ve read recently, Darrell Hammond autobiography, using notes to record monologue shows, forgot Wellbutrin, The Dark Knight Rises, movie theater tragedy, police officer, tomato soup, Summer Olympics, gymnastics, Gabby Douglas’s smile, commentators overdramatizing Olympic events, Michael Phelps, body image messages sent out by media, what do Olympic superstars do after the Games?, losing weight, The Time Twisters by J. Hunter Holly (spoilers included), Darrell Hammond’s childhood, cicadas, upcoming season of Doctor Who, Eccleston and Tennant eras, Steven Moffat’s dark fairy tale approach, overemphasis on timey-wimey complicated stories, what little I know about Series 7 (no spoilers because I really don’t know any apart from a couple of episode titles and name of the next companion), I can’t see the moon, episode lengths of my shows, Downtown Irony (ProleteR, Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0).
The Shambleshow #58: John Candy's Trademark Laugh (1:12:45) (8/17/12)
Splash!, the name Madison, Daryl Hannah, Tom Hanks’s early movie career, Big and other age-change movies, SCTV, SNL trying to poach SCTV cast members in the early ‘80s, John Candy comedies, original version of Brewster’s Millions, Kerri Green, the lovable jerk, eight pounds lost, my on-again off-again Doctor Who obsession, Annie needs chicken soup, Doctor Who Series 6 and Christmas specials, Penrod and Sam, depictions of black children in early 20th century literature and movies, trip to Wal-Mart, long checkout line, Hunger Games DVD release party, Torchwood, I’ve seen hardly any of The Sarah Jane Adventures, the cart guys, I will try to avoid talking about Doctor Who every show, the spelling of Meijer, David Rakoff died, cancer, my uncle Freddie died, this feels like a complete show, Streetlight Personality (Wendal, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike).
The Shambleshow #59: The Evolution Will Not Be Televised (53:49) (8/25/12)
Jackie started first grade, rainstorm in a summer of drought, The Langoliers, the feeling of being out of line with the present, forgetting to take Wellbutrin, persistent ringing in my ears, Anything Goes by Lucy Moore, the Roaring Twenties, “pop history,” Warren G. Harding, public opinions of Presidents before mass media as compared to now, taking history classes in high school and college, ordering a McDonald’s Coke, the Scopes trial, teaching evolution in schools, the Universe can’t be just 6000 years old, William Jennings Bryan vs. Clarence Darrow, teaching religion in schools from a historical standpoint, Greek mythology unit in seventh grade, the “right” religion?, holy texts were written by fallible human beings, reincarnation, fear of no longer existing, vicious circle of thought, Hell Among the Yearlings (Elmer and Jud, 1928).